At the Guardian, Alison Flood reviews some recent thrillers.

Red Magazine’s Sarra Manning shares her top picks of this autumn’s crime novels.

This week’s Guardian Books podcast features an interview with the legendary Kate Atkinson, author most recently of Transcription.

The Guardian reports on the newest bookseller in the UK, who won his shop in a raffle.


Actors Jeremy Irons, Maxine Peake, Zoë Wanamaker and Chris

topher Eccleston have joined a campaign, organised by Comma Press, calling for the end to the British policy of immigration detention.

The novel excerpt on The Pool this week is from A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.


The shortlist is out for the Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding 2018, the British Academy’s international prize.

Academic Simon Smith is the winner of this year’s Shakespeare’s Globe Book Award.